How to Install a Set of Photoshop Actions

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If you’re not familiar with the process of installing Photoshop actions, it’s quite easy, and we’ll provide instructions here. Instructions are provided in both video and written formats, and there is also a video at the bottom of the page for installing actions in Photoshop Elements.

How to Install Actions in Photoshop

There are 2 different methods that we’ll cover.

Method 1:

Step 1 – Download the action set (download link will be provided following purchase)

Step 2 – Unzip the file and save the action set to your hard drive

Step 3 – Open Photoshop

Step 4 – Find the action file (.atn file) on your computer and double click it

After following these steps the action set will be installed and you can access it by going to Windows > Actions. Here you’ll find all of the action sets that are installed.

Actions

Now, to run an action all you have to do is open a photograph, click on the arrow next to the folder of the action set, highlight the action you want, and click play.

Actions

Method 2:

Step 1 – Download the action set (download link will be provided following purchase)

Step 2 – Unzip the file and save the action set to your hard drive

Step 3 – Open Photoshop and open a photo

Step 4 – Click on Window > Actions

Step 5 – At the top right of the actions window click on the down arrow, then click on “load actions”

Installing Actions

Step 6 – Find the .atn file on your computer and click “load”

Now, to run an action all you have to do is open a photograph, click on the arrow next to the folder of the action set, highlight the action you want, and click play.

Actions

How to Install Actions in Photoshop Elements (PSE 11 or newer)

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